Catalan Art Nouveau architecture
Gaudí’s lesser-known works are as interesting as his most popular ones, and some of them have amazing original stories. Plus, we’ll find no crowd at the front door. Come visit these architectural marvels scattered about, yet unknown on standard tourist routes. We’ll see Gaudí's early works: a convent, a spectacular family house, a prospective museum and different pieces of urban decoration, like gates, lamps and walls.
Gaudí’s arching success has often overshadowed the work of other Modernista –Catalan Art Nouveau– architects. So let’s explore some architectural masterpieces by Domènech i Montaner, Jujol and Puig i Cadafalch, such as Palau de la Música, Hospital de Sant Pau, Casa de les Punxes, Casa Thomas, Casa Llopis, Palau Macaya, Casa Muley Afid and Casa Planells.
L’Eixample is the neighbourhood with the highest density of works, many of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will follow our own itinerary, trying not only to see the best places but also to travel to Barcelona’s flourishing and controversial past at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century.
I highly recommend going to see at least one work on the outskirts: the Gaudí Crypt Colònia Güell (10 km). Another unfinished project related to a church (though not to be confused with the Sagrada Familia), it is located in a Modernista village that was set up to house the workers at the Güell family’s textile factory and has been preserved just as it was. Trust me, you don’t want to miss it.
And remember that the itinerary can be tailored to your interests. Just let me know!
Park Güell – Lampposts of Plaza Real –Teresianes School –Bellesguard Tower- Casa Vicens – Palau Güell – Pavellons Güell – Cripta de la Colònia Güell - Casa Batlló – Casa Milà – Casa Calvet – Finca Miralles - Sagrada Família.
Domènech i Montaner’s masterpieces
Palau de la Música - Hospital de Sant Pau - Casa Fuster - Editorial Montaner - Museu de Zoologia - Palau Ramon Muntaner - Casa Thomas - Casa Lleó Morera - Hotel Espanya - Casa Lamadrid.
Puig i Cadafalch’s masterpieces
Casa Martí - Casa Amatller - Casa Napoleon - Palau Macaya - Casa Muntadas - Can Serra - Palau Baró de Quadras - Casa de les Punxes - Casa Sastre - Casa Pere Company - Casaramona - Casa Muley Afid - Casa Puig i Cadafalch - Casa Carreras - Palaus Alfons XIII i Victoria Eugenia - Casa Pich i Pon - Casa Guarro - Casa Rosa Alemany.
Casa Planells - Font i Palau Firal del Vestit de la Plaza España - Esgrafiats Casa Llopis-Bofill - Casa Sansalvador - Casa Queral - Casa Iglesias - Taller Manyach.
Half-day Tour – 4 hours
Spring-Summer: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 3 or 4 pm to 7 or 8 pm.
Fall-Winter: from 9 am to 1 pm / from 1 or 2 pm to 5 or 6 pm
Feel free to suggest other schedules according to your interests.
Available seven days per week.
4 hours for 3 people..........€240,00
4 hours for 2 people..........€225,00
4 hours for 1 person..........€210,00
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Good to Know
- The tour is taken by convertible car, but it is possible to make stops or take short walks upon request.
- Please bring sunglasses.
- Children over 7 are welcome.
- In case of rain, we can either drive with the top up or refund your money 100%.
- Please note that pets are not allowed on the tour.
- English-speaking guide. He also speaks Spanish and basic French.
- Caps and headscarves so you can protect your head from the sun and wind during the tour.
- A mineral water bottle per person.
- Restaurants, bars and nightlife recommendations.
- Insurance coverage for all occupants for injuries arising from any accidents.
- Pick-up anywhere in Barcelona.
- Drop-off anywhere in Barcelona.
- Entry fees for monuments and attractions.
- Additional food and drink.